For those of you new around here, on the Third Tuesday of the month I host a link-up for Oneword365 (people who have chosen a word for the year. Mine is trust and you can read about the year so far: January, February, March, April). If you want to pick a word, it’s never too late. Link-up or comment — any way works!
Congrats to Jennifer who was notified as the winner of one of Emily’s canvases!
I had seen this street sign pulling into town. When I left town, I was ready with my camera (and even did a U-turn on the empty street to get this photo).
At first I thought, yes, this is the life of trust, is it not?! How perfect to even have a picture for it. The idea of up’s and downs, twists and turns, being scared and exhilarated resonated with trust. And all of that IS true about trust.
Here’s where the metaphor fell short. Roller coasters come with known beginnings, endings, and time frames. And the real kicker – you end just feet from where you started. The main unknown is how long you’re going to have to stand in line to ride, but even that can be gauged when you get to the roller coaster.
This month, with this picture in mind, I’ve been thinking about how much I wish I could tame and control trust and have a few more built-in guarantees and knowns. But that’s not life, that’s an amusement park ride.
Trust is being willing to leave the confines of the amusement park and go rafting down the Grand Canyon of life.
I just removed two paragraphs about an upcoming opportunity that is no longer an opportunity.Talk about seeing why God led me to the word and intentional life of “trust”. Hi God, again, I would have preferred “fun” or “movies” :). But trust it is.
That’s what I love about out small community here at The Messy Middle, you too are drawn to living this life of following rivers, going to new territory, and not just getting on the same ride over and over, ending up where you started.
What’s going on with you and trust? What amusement park rides do you like?
The year with trust … thus far:
January whispered trust uses both hands. She holds the present in one hand and the long view in the other.
February joined in with trust can build a bridge others walk on.
March offered a legal life lesson. Trust doesn’t happen in a vacuum; ultimately trust is about relationships, valuables, and legacy.
April (with taxes) reminded me we all have trust triggers and mine is money.
May showed me trust is more like rafting than riding a roller coaster.
JUST TO KEEP YOU ON YOUR TOES
The next linkup will be on the third THURSDAY of June (I’ll be out of town on Tuesday) — I trust you’ll be able to roll with this :)
Here’s the deal for the link-up:
- Every third Tuesday I’ll host a link up. Trust + Tuesday + Third = three T’s and I don’t have to mark my calendar with different dates! Just remember TTT. The next one will be on June 19th and you can get more details here. The link up will be open for one week, after one week, you’ll need to wait until the next month.
- Please link back the link-up, either by using the Trusting Tuesday picture or simply a text link.
- I’ve also started a Pinterest Oneword365 board and want it to be a community board (meaning let’s have our Oneword365 posts all in one place!). Check it out!
- If you miss a month, don’t beat yourself up. This will go on for the next twelve months and isn’t meant to overload you or make you feel guilty. We’re going to be a group of cheerleaders.
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